Dantea's Baby Names











{February 9, 2012}   Arizona City Names — Girls

Name                         Origin                      Meaning

Catalina                      Spanish                      “Pure” Pretty and stylish sounding variation on Catherine. It still has all the nicknames, Cat, Cate, Kit, with the added bonus of Lina. It’s in the 600s so it’s not really all that popular. Variations Include: Cataleen, Catalena, Catalene, Catalia, Catalin, Catalyn, Catalyna, Cateline

Eden                            Hebrew                      “Place of Pleasure” Eden is an attractive alternative to the trendy Nevaeh (heaven spelled backwards). Eden is the mythical garden where Adam and Eve lived. Variations include: Eaden, Eadin, Ede, Edena, Edene, Edenia, Edin, Edyn

 

Florence                    Latin                           “flourishing, prosperous” Florence has been neglected for a long while now. I don’t know why, it has a nice sound and few things going for it. It has a floral feel (which seems to be popular right now) and is a place name of a beautiful Italian city. The band Florence and the Machine is probably helping bring it back to life too. Variations Include: Flo, Florance, Florella, Florentina, Florentine, Florentyna, Florian, Florice, Florie, Florina, Florinda, Florine, Floris, Florrance, Florrie, Florry, Florynce, Floss, Flossey, Flossie, Flossy

Fredonia                    Spanish?                   The sources I’ve found say that it means “place of freedom” which is nice. It can be pronounced Free-DOHN-yuh or Free-DOHN-ee-uh. This is a little town in Arizona where the the Anasazi, or Basket Makers, settled. Their presence is marked by ancient ruins in the cliffs. It’s also the entrance to the north rim of the Grand Canyon. I think it has an interesting sound with the cute nicknames of Free, Donna, Nia or even maybe Fria.

Kayenta                     Navajo                       “Where the water is coming out fast” This city is a part of the Navajo Nation. I think this name has an interesting sound. I’m saying it Kay-yentuh. It provides a cute nickname of Kay and I think Yen could even be sort of cute.

Maricopa                  Spanish                      This is a variation on the Spanish word Mariposa which means “butterfly”. This is a very pretty name for any little girl of Spanish decent. Mari, Marie, Rica are all cute nicknames.

Sedona                       Place                           This is a city known for it’s natural beauty and tranquility. It sounds a little like Sierra or Sienna and provides the the nicknames Dona and Sese (see-see). Variations include: Sadona, Sedonah, Sedonia

Sierra                          Spanish                      “Saw” Sierra is a name borrowed from the western mountain range. It has a pleasing sound and a certain cowboyish charm. Sisi is a cute nickname. This name isn’t very popular, so maybe it’ll sound fresh to anyone using it ^_^ Variations Include: Ciera, Cierra, Seara, Searria, Seera, Seirra, Siara, Siearra, Siera, Sierrah, Sierre, Sierrea, Sierriah, Syerra

Willow                        English                       “Willow Tree” The name has transcended its one-time hippie aura to move into the realm of reappraised and appreciated nature names. Among the most graceful of trees, the willow is believed by Gypsies to possess magical powers to heal the sick and rejuvenate the aged.

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